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Canada Air Tanzania Plane Seized in Canada Over Dispute From 1980s

15:20  23 november  2019
15:20  23 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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One of Air Tanzania ’s new Bombardier aircraft has been impounded in Canada amid a land-compensation dispute dating back to the 1980 s , according to The seizure is the second time an Air Tanzania aircraft has been impounded over the issue. “The person responsible for this is the same

The Bombardier Q400 is the second to be seized in connection with the 40-year-old case. Photo: Air Tanzania . The Bombardier Q400 aircraft was impounded over a land compensation dispute dating back to the 1980 s . The foreign minister said he summoned the Canadian ambassador and clearly

Air Tanzania © Igor Golovniov Air Tanzania (Bloomberg) -- One of Air Tanzania’s new Bombardier aircraft has been impounded in Canada amid a land-compensation dispute dating back to the 1980s, according to the East African nation’s government.

The decision by Canadian authorities to impound the Bombardier Q400 plane isn’t directly linked to Tanzania’s national carrier and is related to a dispute between the East African nation and a South African farmer who’s seeking compensation for land he says was taken off him 40 years ago, Foreign Affairs Minister Palamagamba Kabudi said. The seizure is the second time an Air Tanzania aircraft has been impounded over the issue.

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This is also not the first time Air Tanzania has had a plane seized . In 2017, Canadian construction firm Stirling Civil Engineering seized the airline's new Bombardier Q400 plane in Canada over a m lawsuit. The Q400 was released in March 2018 after Tanzania 's prime minister and attorney general

This is also not the first time Air Tanzania has had a plane seized . In 2017, Canadian construction firm Stirling Civil Engineering seized the airline's new Bombardier Q400 plane in Canada over a m lawsuit. The Q400 was released in March 2018 after Tanzania 's prime minister and attorney general

“The person responsible for this is the same person who forced our plane to be seized in South Africa,” the minister said on the country’s national broadcaster on Saturday. “We went to court and won the case.”

The Tanzanian government successfully appealed the case in South Africa and the plane was released.

To contact the reporter on this story: Ken Karuri in Dar es Salaam at kkaruri@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Gordon Bell at gbell16@bloomberg.net, Alastair Reed, Stanley James

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